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4 IIT professors charged with harassing Dalit faculty member

PTI
Published : Nov 19, 2018, 7:25 pm IST
Updated : Nov 19, 2018, 7:25 pm IST

The complainant alleged that accused professors spread rumours that he benefited from reservation and is not competent enough.

The complainant had also written a strongly-worded e-mail to the IIT director and the head of aerospace engineering department, Prof AK Ghosh, drawing their attention towards alleged harassment. (Photo: iitk.ac.in)
 The complainant had also written a strongly-worded e-mail to the IIT director and the head of aerospace engineering department, Prof AK Ghosh, drawing their attention towards alleged harassment. (Photo: iitk.ac.in)

Kanpur: Four professors of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) have been charged with harassing a Dalit faculty member of the institute's aerospace department.

The FIR against the four senior professors -- Eshan Sharma, Sanjay Mittal, Rajiv Shekhar, CS Upadhyay -- and an unidentified person has been filed under relevant sections of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, said Superintendent of Police (West) Sanjiv Suman.

The complainant, Subrahmanyam Saderla, who is also an alumnus of the institute, alleged that the accused professors and others spread rumours that he benefited from reservation and is not competent enough to answer questions.

He had also written a strongly-worded e-mail to the IIT director and the head of aerospace engineering department, Prof AK Ghosh, drawing their attention towards alleged harassment, said an IIT official.

Tags: iit-kanpur, iit professors, scheduled caste and scheduled tribe (prevention of atrocities) act, harassment
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur